Analyzing Exactus (OTCMKTS:EXDI) and Ayr Wellness (OTCMKTS:AYRWF)

Ayr Wellness (OTCMKTS:AYRWFGet Rating) and Exactus (OTCMKTS:EXDIGet Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ayr Wellness and Exactus’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ayr Wellness $357.61 million 1.39 -$16.95 million N/A N/A
Exactus $2.07 million 159.13 -$9.46 million N/A N/A

Exactus has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ayr Wellness.

Profitability

This table compares Ayr Wellness and Exactus’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ayr Wellness -4.74% -6.15% -3.69%
Exactus N/A -3,272.69% -185.29%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ayr Wellness and Exactus, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ayr Wellness 0 1 4 0 2.80
Exactus 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ayr Wellness presently has a consensus price target of $45.86, indicating a potential upside of 443.36%. Given Ayr Wellness’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ayr Wellness is more favorable than Exactus.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.1% of Ayr Wellness shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Exactus shares are owned by institutional investors. 65.0% of Exactus shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Ayr Wellness beats Exactus on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ayr Wellness (Get Rating)

Ayr Wellness Inc., a vertically-integrated cannabis multi-state operator, cultivates, manufactures, and retails cannabis products and branded cannabis packaged goods. The company's cannabis and cannabis products include concentrates, edibles, and vaporizer products. It also provides administrative, consulting, and operations support services to licensed cannabis companies. As of March 25, 2022, Ayr Wellness Inc. operated 45 dispensaries. The company was formerly known as Ayr Strategies Inc. and changed its name to Ayr Wellness Inc. in February 2021. Ayr Wellness Inc. was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

About Exactus (Get Rating)

Exactus, Inc., is a farmer and manufacturer of hemp-derived phytocannabinoid products. The company sells its CBD products through its Green Goddess brand and third-party resellers. Exactus is engaged in producing industrial hemp from farms in Oregon and plans to extract and manufacture directly through cGMP facilities. Industrial hemp is a type of cannabis, defined by the federal government as having THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content of 0.3 percent or less. THC is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis.

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